Department of Midwifery

General Information

The department of Midwifery is part of the Faculty of Health Care. It was created on 31.10.2007 by the General Assembly of Medical University – Pleven. Head of the department then was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetlozar Stoykov, MD. From 2015 Head of the Department of Midwifery is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nadejda Hinkova, MD.


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Elitsa Stoyanova

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Discipline and Field Focus:

  • Trainee classes
  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Children’s Diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Philosophy and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Care and Midwifery
  • Practical Foundations of Nursing Care and Midwifery
  • Sexology and Family Planning
  • Clinical Practices
  • Education and Training of Trainee-Physicians
  • Practical Training and Further Education of Physician Graduates

Scientific Focus:

  • Quality of care during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period, as well as care of the newborn
  • The need for highly-qualified midwifery specialists
  • Contemporary problems of women’s health
  • Diagnostics and treatment of oncologic and gynecologic diseases

Disciplines taught by the academic staff in the Bachelor program, Faculty of Health Care

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Children’s diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Philosophy and introduction to nurse and midwifery care
  • Practical foundations of nurse and midwifery care
  • Sexology and family planning
  • Practice
  • Pregraduation internship

Disciplines taught by department’s academic staff in other main units of the Medical University - Pleven

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Training of intern physicians
  • Training of specializing physicians

Main research courses of Midwifery Care Department

  • Quality of care for women during pregnancy, at birth and in postnatal period
  • Patient needs of competent midwifery care
  • Current problems of female health
  • Diagnostics and treatment of onco-gynecological and gynecological diseases

Department facility and equipment

The educational process is assisted by using modern training means – plaster cast for births, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, dummies for pregnancy, fetus development and presentations, for gynecological check-ups and manipulations, anatomy of female reproduction system,  birth conduct, episiotomy and sewing, first care for newborns, plaster cast for hygiene care, cathetrisation, probing, puncture, muscle and vain manipulations, blood transfusion, surgical and midwifery instruments, etc.